Travel Planning

Wandering our big and beautiful world doesn’t have to be complicated. Or costly. These travel planning articles offer a variety of travel tips, travel tricks, and travel hacks.

How to Speak Yankee – A Guide for People Who Speak Queen’s English

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The differences in verb tenses, vocabulary, and pronunciation can make it harder than you might think for two English speakers to communicate. This picture guide to the differences between British English and American English will help those who have learned Queen’s English know how to speak Yankee when visiting the United States. After traveling extensively …

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100+ Things Every American Should Know Before Visiting Europe for the First Time

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If you’re one of the 12 million Americans visiting Europe this year, this detailed list will help you plan and enjoy your experience to its fullest. Chock full of important things to know when visiting Europe, it’s a tremendous resource, especially if you are traveling to Europe for the first time. I am an American …

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25+ Amazing Summer Vacation Spots in the US to Inspire Your Next Trip

The Best Summer Vacation Spots in the US

Although summer in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t officially start until June 21st, most Americans kick off the season with the Memorial Day weekend at the end of May. As you make (or finalize) your summer vacation plans, you won’t want to overlook these best summer vacation spots in the US.

Best Essential Oils for Travel

From combating jet lag to easing the itch of bug bites, these three essential oils are, um, essential for travel. Whether I’m exploring near home or traveling halfway around the world, these are the best essential oils for travel. I have an MBA (and not an MD), so the advice in this article is based on …

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3 Proven Steps to Planning Family Travel with a Full-Time Job and School-Aged Children

While travel helps round out a child’s education, it can be difficult to plan family travel with school-aged children. Here are three simple family travel tips that have worked for me. Even with a full-time job, it was relatively easy to plan family travel when my children were young and not yet in school. Everything …

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7 Easy Ways to Overcome Language Barriers When Traveling Abroad

Americans are fortunate that English is widely spoken around the world, but it doesn’t work everywhere. Do you know how to overcome language barriers? Here are seven easy strategies to overcome language barriers when traveling abroad. Because English is one of the most commonly spoken languages worldwide, it’s easy for native speakers to venture abroad …

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